Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More)

The Babylonians captured Jerusalem today (597 BCE). Also, Ferdinand Magellan reached the Philippines (1521), Prince Willem became the first constitutional monarch of the Netherlands (1815), the Wanderers F.C. won the first English Football Association Cup (1872), archeologist Arthur Evans began his work on the ruins of Knossos in Crete (1900), Robert Goddard launched the first liquid fuel rocket (1926), the Ford Motor Company produced its 50 millionth automobile (1958), General Motors produced its 100 millionth automobile (1968), and Oliver North and John Poindexter were indicted on charges related to the Iran-Contra Scandal (1988). And Mississippi formally ratified the Thirteenth Amendment (1995).

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The Janitor Professor of Astrology insists he was not watching the NCAA basketball tournaments while researching this week’s Bippiescopes….

Pisces: The stars may double-team you with conflict this weekend. Or it may be family.

Aries: Take a step back from the pressure this weekend. If you can shoot the three-pointer.

Taurus: You may need to call a timeout this weekend. Diagram your plans on a clipboard.

Gemini: Plan to entertain people this weekend. Do that reverse spinning dunk with lettuce.

Cancer: Don’t argue with the celestial referees this weekend. Even if they are blind.

Leo: Be ready to coach friends and family this weekend. But don’t make them run laps again.

Virgo: Surround yourself with supporters this weekend. Make plenty of pom-poms.

Libra: Reach out to friends and family this weekend. But don’t get in foul trouble.

Scorpio: Quiet solitude would be wonderful this weekend. If you can get open.

Sagittarius: Resist the urge to gossip this weekend. Just call the play-by-play.

Capricorn: Enjoy time with friends and family this weekend. Run the kitchen pick-and-roll.

Aquarius: Exercise your imagination this weekend. But don’t dribble your coffee.

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Good morning! ::hugggggs::